- a variety of grain sorghum.
- a liquor made from kaoliang stalks.
Origin of kaoliang
< Chinese (Wade-Giles) kao1liang2, (pinyin) gāoliang (gāo high + liáng millet)
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From out of the kaoliang the boy now peered, his brown face hardly distinguishable from the soil.Wang the Ninth
- any of various E Asian varieties of the sorghum Sorghum vulgare
from Chinese kao tall + liang grain